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Escape from New York (1981)

Updated: May 30, 2023

In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.

Escape from New York (1981) Movie Poster
Escape from New York (1981) Movie Poster


  • John Carpenter


  • John Carpenter

  • Nick Castle


  • Kurt Russell as Lieutenant S.D. "Snake" Plissken

  • Lee Van Cleef as Police Commissioner Bob Hauk

  • Ernest Borgnine as "Cabbie"

  • Donald Pleasence as President John Harker

  • Isaac Hayes as "The Duke"

  • Season Hubley as Girl in Chock Full o' Nuts (Maureen)

  • Harry Dean Stanton as Harold "Brain" Hellman

  • Adrienne Barbeau as Maggie

  • Tom Atkins as Captain Rehme

  • Charles Cyphers as Secretary of State

  • Frank Doubleday as Romero

  • John Strobel as Cronenberg, the doctor

Sources: IMDB & WIKI


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